Friday, April 30, 2021
I am so glad it is Friday! I have a quilting friend coming tomorrow - unless she changes her mind. We both have been vaccinated and have been staying safe so we will be good. I will set up a sewing table for her and we will be more than 6' apart. I did get more 2 1/2" strips cut of off white to pair with the neutral prints. I found a couple larger pieces in the white/off white pile in the fabric storage room. The backing fabric has not arrived yet for the t-shirt quilt so I will probably work on making 16 patch blocks on Saturday as we visit.
Thursday, April 29, 2021
I finally had the opportunity to used some of the pieces I had cut from my scrap bins last winter. I pulled out the 2 1/2" solid strips stack. I am pairing up an off white solid with the prints for the neutral baby quilts.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
I had another busy evening. The strips are all cut. There might be enough to make blocks for two more baby quilts. The forecast is calling for rain this afternoon so that means I will be sewing strips together instead of mowing the grass.
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
I need to get back to sewing and piecing. I have some 2 1/2" strips cut for another 16 patch neutral baby quilt. I found some wide strips of beiges and grays, and a little bit of yardage that I need to cut into strips. That will be on the agenda tonight after work.
Monday, April 26, 2021
Yeah! The t-shirt top is done! I am happy with how it turned out. It's 96" long but I forgot to measure the width. I will get the batting cut tonight so I will be ready once the backing arrives.
Thursday, April 22, 2021
I got together yesterday with the lady that has commissioned the t-shirt quilt to pick out a backing fabric. She decided on this cute light gray fabric. I think it will look great on the back. It has been ordered and will probably arrive late next week so there was no big rush to get the top finished last night. I will get it done over my long three day weekend. Yes, I am taking a vacation day tomorrow.
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
After work I threw a chicken in a big pot to cook for soup, I got busy. My accomplishments for yesterday included getting the left hand row and the center row almost sewn together on the t-shirt quilt. After I hung the center row back up on the design wall I realized it was a bit short. I will add that striped piece of fabric to the pink shirt then sew the left and center row together. Ann, this quilt doesn't seem as structured, but there is a lot of fussy work with making sure the designs line up north to south and that everything stays nice and flat. I put a new blade in my rotary cutter so when I layer the pieces to cut and add an improv insert piece, slicing thru both layers at a time is easy. Robbie, I like your analogy of it is like being pregnant! The quilt seems to take a life of it's own and can throw a curve ball at me anytime! I try to look ahead, but things pop up that I didn't anticipate.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
I only was able to have enough time to layout the filler pieces for the upper right section of the t-shirt quilt.
Monday, April 19, 2021
It was a good weekend. I managed to make good progess on the t-shirt quilt. It's a lot of messing about, but I only have one more section to sew together. I got the left hand side sewn together.